Crieff Junction Railway

Introduction

This railway is closed. A branch from this line served Gleneagles Hotel.






Dates

  /  /1853[Crieff Junction Railway]
Act receives Royal assent
  /  /1864Crieff Junction Railway
Scottish Central Railway
Crieff Junction Railway absorbed by Scottish Central Railway.
01/09/1964[Crieff Junction Railway]
Muthill to Gleneagles closed to freight
02/11/1964Crieff Junction Railway
Crieff [1st] to Muthill closed to freight.

Locations along the line

These locations are along the line.

This was a four platform station with two platforms on the main line and two on the branch to Crieff. The main station building was on the northbound main line platform and had canopies. there was a building on the southbound main line platform and small shelter on the northbound branch platform.
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This was a single platform station. The platform was on the east side of the line and there was a goods siding to the north with a loading bank. The railway was raised here to pass over a road to the south (bridge now removed) and the station building was of two storeys, one at street level and one above at platform level.
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Tullibardine station seen from the station courtyard in the summer of 1988. The owner kindly allowed me to take several photographs. I recall being ...
Ewan Crawford //1988
Approaching the former station at Tullibardine, Perthshire in the summer of 2007. The station, on the Gleneagles to Crieff route closed along with the ...
John Furnevel 12/07/2007
View north along the disused platform at Tullibardine in 1988. The station building is now a house. With permission of the owner. ...
Ewan Crawford //1988
The rear of the converted former station building at Tullibardine on the Gleneagles - Crieff line. Photographed on 12 July 2007 looking west. ...
John Furnevel 12/07/2007

This was a two platform station with a loop on a single track line. The station was on the north side of a level crossing with 'Station Road' which ran west to Muthill itself. The main station building was on the southbound platform and the signal box was on the north side of the level crossing, east side of the line at the southern end of the southbound platform.
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45461 enters with train from Gleneagles to Comrie. ...
John Robin 14/09/1963

This was a particularly minimal halt consisting of a slabbed area bordering track and equipped with a single set of steps. These were used to mount the railbus.
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A summer's day in 1961 with locals awaiting the 11 a.m. Gleneagles-Crieff railbus at Strageath Halt. This was one of two basic wooden platforms opened ...
Frank Spaven Collection (Courtesy David Spaven) //1961

This was a single platform station. The platform was on the east side of the line with a station house. To the north was a level crossing and to the south a goods loop, on the east side, with sidings which were approached from the south.
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What was once the station forecourt at Highlandman on the Crieff - Gleneagles line [closed to passengers July 1964]. View is south with the ...
John Furnevel 12/07/2007
View from guards van of last train from Comrie. [See image 15799] ...
John Robin 04/07/1964
The beautifully converted station at Highlandman in the summer of 2007, looking south along the platform from the site of the level crossing. Note the ...
John Furnevel 12/07/2007

This was a particularly minimal halt consisting of a slabbed area bordering the north side of the track at a level crossing and equipped with a single set of steps. These were used to mount the railbus.
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The original terminus in Crieff was just to the south of Crieff [2nd] and was to become a goods yard on the opening of that station. It opened in 1856, the terminus of the service from Crieff Junction (rebuilt as Gleneagles in 1919). From 1866 it further became the terminus of the new line from Methven Junction, completing a through route from Perth.
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The only trace I could find of the first station (and later the goods yard) at Crieff in February 2019 was the railway boundary wall which still runs ...
Colin McDonald 19/02/2019
Perth Black 5 no 45476 shunts Crieff goods yard in 1960. ...
David Stewart //1960
A colleague tests out the Crieff loading gauge during the visit on 17 March 1970. This was sited on the west side of and immediately adjacent to ...
Bill Jamieson 17/03/1970
Track level view over the former Crieff goods yard on 17 March 1970 looking towards King Street. The deep glacial trench of Glen Turret is prominent ...
Bill Jamieson 17/03/1970